Regional Coalitions are the Culture Change organizations with the closest proximity to elders living in care centers. These coalitions are located throughout the state and draw upon the resources of individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life for residents in homes providing care for elders.
Their mission of improving the life for elders is accomplished by vigorous programs of education and engagement with providers, family members, regulators, and residents. Throughout the state, Regional Coalitions host panel discussions, lectures, roundtables, symposiums, conferences, and seminars which offer the latest information and innovations in culture change practices. In addition, many of the coalitions are constantly developing informational documents which can provide important reference material for those concerned with elder care.
Although independent, all of the Regional Coalitions have support from a strong 'champion' organization. Many of the coalitions began as part of the Illinois Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, or as an initiative of an Area Agency on Ageing. Others have close ties with a nursing home or with another advocacy group, such as The Alzheimer Association. These champions provide a range of assistance from clerical support to providing a space to meet.
Regional Coalitions are an important component in the overall effort to improve the quality of care and life for elders.
Want to learn more about how you can join a Regional Coalition?
REGIONAL COALITIONS LIST
Following is a list of Regional Pioneer Culture Change Coalitions. Be sure to contact the coalition in your area for more information and become a part of their activities!
Salem - Midland Pioneer Coalition - Marion County - Area 9
Tammy Bitner firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Consultation Services
Health Services Consultants, Inc.
217-398-0754 ext. 59
fax 217 398-0944
Jenni Balis, Steering Committee Member and Technical Support Serving the Counties of: Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Jefferson and Marion Phone: 618 315-0134 email@example.com
Carterville - Southern Illinois Pioneer Coalition - Williamson Co Rindi Reeves, Field Coordinator Egyptian Area Agency on Aging 200 E. Plaza Drive Carterville, IL 62918 Phone 618-985-8311 firstname.lastname@example.org www.egyptianaaa.org/nhpioneering.htm
Belleville -Southwestern Illinois Pioneer Coalition Chris Fulton CFulton@AgeSmart.org Meets quarterly at the Hospice of Southern Illinois meeting room in Belleville
Rockford -Northwestern Illinois Regional Pioneer Coalition Cathy Weightman-Moore, Regional Ombudsman 102 South Madison Street Rockford, IL 61104 Phone 815-966-5300 or 800-369-0895 CWeightman-Moore@RockfordDiocese.org
Moline, Quincy, Royal Oaks-Kewanee & Marigold - Galesburg - Adams Co - Area 6 Jennifer Glakin, Regional Ombudsmen
1803 7th Street
Moline, IL 61265 JGlackin@alternativesforyou.org 309-277-0167 | 800-798-0988
Stephan Maxwell, Regional Ombudsmen
1803 7th Street
Moline, IL 61265 SMaxwell@alternativesforyou.org 309-277-0167 | 800-798-0988
Peoria Mitchell Forest
Family Caregiver Information and Assistance Specialist
Central Illinois Agency on Aging, Inc.
Fax 309-674-3639 MForrest@ciaoa.net